from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as energetic.

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  • adjective energetic; of or relating to energy


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  • Ostwald, who would replace what he terms a mechanical theory of the universe by an "energetical" theory, and would dwell exclusively on energy as opposed to its vehicles.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf

  • Thus the economic cost-benefit-analyses will have to concentrate on the alternative options left over after this energetical pre-selection.

    1. BASIC APPROACH a) Cost-Benefit-Approach for Socio-Economic Selection

  • The energetical selection (lit. b) and the economic cost-benefit-approach (lit. a) will both limit the energy-options to a few; to narrow further down the remaining alternatives, some more general criteria might be helpful.

    1. BASIC APPROACH a) Cost-Benefit-Approach for Socio-Economic Selection

  • But he in whom it is hath a fitness, readiness, and habitual power for all vital actions, yet so as without the concurrence of God in his energetical providence, moving and acting of him, he can do nothing; for "in God we live, and move, and have our being," Acts xvii.


  • What we have, then, from him, we have by the way of his energetical working.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • The Minister selected examples from the warfare of the eighteenth century, the time of the lukewarm campaigns, and the warfare of the nineteenth century, the era of logical and energetical battles.

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915 April-September, 1915

  • "I must cut my nails," she remarked, giving a finishing touch to this labour of love, which made Diavolo rock on his chair, but he accepted her attentions as a matter-of-course, merely drawling: "Angelica is _so_ energetical!" as he recovered his balance.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • He, as well as Yarchenko, knew well the value of popularity among the studying youths, and even if he did look upon people with a certain contempt, from above, still he never, by as much as a single movement of his thin, clever, energetical lips, showed this.

    Yama: the pit

  • Whether, flattered by an honor I had not expected, I endeavored to enhance the value of it; or that there really was in the embrace a little of that commiseration natural to generous hearts, I found in her manner and look something energetical which penetrated me.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • Physicists vainly endeavour to reduce the rôle of sensation -- Mathematical, energetical, and mechanical theories of universe -- Mechanical model formed from sensation -- Instance of tuning-fork -- No one sensation any right to hegemony over others

    The Mind and the Brain Being the Authorised Translation of L'Âme et le Corps


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